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Sometimes we need rules to follow in order to make good decisions. Start off your new year with these beauty guidelines.

There are levels to this beauty game. Take yours up a notch and kickstart the new year with these go-to beauty rules to help you stay on track.

Get to Know Your Skin Type

Start off with identifying your skin type. Is it dry, normal, oily, acne-prone, sensitive or ageing? Knowing your type is the first step to understanding your skin's needs, and selecting products that help it look its best. Chat to a beauty consultant or visit a dermatologist to have your skin properly analysed, so you can follow the most effective routine.

Double Up Your Cleansing

Cleansing is the foundation of a solid skincare routine, removing all the sweat, grime, make-up and pollution that builds up during the day. While cleansing once is good, cleansing twice is better. Double cleansing, as it’s called, ensures the product penetrates deeply into your pores, leaving your skin clean and clear. First use an oil-based cleanser to remove grease and dirt, then follow with a water- or gel-based cleanser.

Use SPF Daily, Throughout The Year

So many of us use our SPF only when the sun is shining; but don’t be fooled – even when the sun is hidden by clouds or blurred by rain, it still emits powerful UV rays that cause skin damage. Be resolute in applying SPF no matter the weather, to help prevent cancer, ageing, pigmentation and sunspots.

Excel at Exfoliation

Want better, brighter, smoother skin? Of course you do! Regular chemical exfoliation is the answer. The active ingredients in chemical exfoliants slough away the dead skin cells that make your complexion look dull, restoring the natural radiance of your skin.

More Masking

No longer considered an occasional indulgence, frequent masking is now highly recommended. Aside from the fact that you're forced to relax while it's on (a big benefit in itself), the right mask for your skin type will really boost the quality of your skin. A hydrating mask helps to seal in moisture, while a cleansing mask unclogs pores and decongests the skin. 

Repair Your Hair

Looking after your hair is equally important as looking after your skin. Daily exposure to styling, washing, drying, curling and straightening can take a major toll on your tresses. Restore overworked strands to peak condition by regularly trimming and treating it with a nourishing hair mask or conditioning treatment.

Try a New Trend

It’s easy to fall into a monotonous make-up routine, sporting the same look with the same products every day. Make 2019 the year to try something new – be it experimenting with various eye shadow shades, trying a bold colour on your pout, or even just wearing a new blush shade. Step out of your comfort zone and your confidence levels will soar.

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